This month we are talking all about Evaluations, understanding Evaluations, and using those test scores!
This week we have a visual that we really like that helps explain intervention to our families and also helps us better recognize where specifically a student is struggling. We know that in order for students to read or spell they need to process all the key elements of a word - with lightning speed!
They need to move from phonology (the sounds that make up the word) to orthography (the pictorial shapes we call letters) to semantics (meaning) in less than a second. Using this visual we are able to highlight the specific areas along the literacy triangle in which the student needs remediation.
The fewer areas a student needs support, the quicker intervention is likely to go. If a student has several areas that need support and remediation it's bound to take a lot longer. So by using this visual we are also able to help parents or other educators understand how impacted a student may be and that can help us to determine what amount of service time the student may need for literacy!
HOW DO I USE IT?
We absolutely LOVE this printable visual because it provides a more concrete explanation to what your intervention looks like to others that are working with the students. We highlight the areas we will need to be focusing on (based on each student's particular area of need) in order to 1. Remind ourselves where we need to be focusing lesson and activities and 2. Explain to parents and general education classroom teachers how we are individualizing the Structured Literacy lesson to meet the student's individual needs.
We will be diving into specific tests that are often used or can be used to give you more information on how a student is doing with each of the listed skills later this month!
HOW DO I GET A COPY?
This printable will only be available for 1 WEEK. To download, click here.
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